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WGISS-36 will be held in Frascati, Italy, September 16-19. The meeting will be hosted by ESA.
WGISS is one of three subgroups supporting the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS). CEOS addresses coordination of the satellite Earth Observation (EO) programs of the world's government agencies, along with agencies that receive and process data acquired remotely from space.
The Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS) promotes collaboration in the development of systems and services that manage and supply EO data to users world-wide.
WGISS has many Interest Groups and Projects working on the creation and demonstration of prototypes and supporting specific applications with external organizations to understand their requirements and help them exploit the tools and services available through WGISS and its members and associates. WGISS also covers the internal management of data, the creation of information systems and the delivery of interoperable services. The interests groups and projects span the full range of the information processing chain from the initial ingestion of satellite data into archives through to the incorporation of derived information into end-user applications. The creation and standardization of metadata to support the discovery of, and access to, data is an important aspect of this work. The co-ordination of member Agency computer networks, making use of the Internet where appropriate, is also a major feature of the WGISS activities.